Journey to York Factory, a huge fur trade era depot set in the remote Hudson Bay wilderness. This isolated post was a vital fur trade hub for more than 250 years and was the gateway to the vast interior for British trade goods, Hudson’s Bay Company employees, settlers and soldiers. Throughout the history of York Factory, the involvement of Indigenous peoples has been integral to the operation of York Factory and the fur trade. Let York Factory’s pristine setting and untouched spirit transport you back in time.
Hours of operation
Early July to early September
Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
A busy Hudson’s Bay Company fur trade headquarters for 273 years, York Factory’s grounds and Depot with its wealth of relics and stories offers a compelling self-guided immersion into an iconic period in Canada’s history.
Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site
Stone remains of the star-shaped, 18th century Prince of Wales Fort stand on Hudson Bay’s tundra shore, offering a glimpse into a remote Hudson’s Bay outpost amid a wild subarctic landscape alive with polar bears, birds and beluga whales.
Wapusk National Park
A vast subarctic wilderness of tundra and boreal forest, Wapusk protects one of the world’s largest known polar bear maternity denning areas, as well as more than 200 bird species, caribou, wolverine, arctic hare and foxes.